This porridge recipe is a #HubSquad submission from one of our lovely members! It is a warming and spicy whole food-based meal. We suggested increasing the serving size of the oats and milk if you’re after a more filling breaky – this makes it more aligned to The Plate Model, with 1 serve carbohydrate and 1 serve protein. Adding some fruit such as fresh or frozen berries is a great way to get a serve of fruit whilst adding a bit of sweetness!. We’ve also added the nutritional content.

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Porridge with Pistachio and Chia

Creamy porridge with a hint of exotic cardamom. It can be made without cardamom by just adding a sprinkle of cinnamon
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: The Plate Model, Under 15 Minutes, Vegetarian, Wholefoods
Keyword: chia, pistachio, porridge
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 358kcal
Author: Catherine Hobbs


  • 1 cup oats, rolled
  • 500 ml milk, any
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp cardamom seeds
  • 20 g pistachios chopped


  • Place all ingredients in a pan and bring it to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until the porridge is thick and creamy.
  • Serve as is or top with fresh berries for a serving of fruit. We've topped ours with raspberry compote, which is raspberries, water and 1 tsp sugar simmered over the stove until it thickens.


Whole foods: 100%
1 serve of this recipe provides:
  • 1 serve carbohydrate 
  • 1 serve protein 
  • 1 serves fat


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 97mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 372mg

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